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April 20, 2019 Peru’s former charismatic president, Alan García, once hailed ‘the John F. Kennedy of Latin America,’ killed himself with a pistol this past Wednesday. What a tragedy and waste of a brilliant man. In 1985, I flew to Lima to interview García for New York’s Wall Street Journal. […]

April 13, 2019 This past week, the Vienna and Boston based Four Paws animal welfare organization made another brilliant rescue of 47 near-death animals from the awful ‘zoo of sorrows,’ a zoo-prison for animals within the greater prison of Gaza. The heroic Egyptian veterinary doctor Amir Khalil led the Four […]

April 6, 2019 Algeria has long been the forgotten nation of North Africa. But now, it is bursting into the news as the latest example of popular revolution in the woefully misgoverned Arab word. After seven weeks of mass street protests, Algeria’s ruler for the past two decades, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, […]